Antiquities Act of 1906

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Kate Sarther Gann
Communications Coordinator
(520) 882-6946, ext. 16

2018
28
Aug

Understanding the Chaco World

New Paper: Chaco Social Networks Migration was a key social process contributing to the creation of the ‘Chaco World’ between AD 800 and 1200. Dynamic social network analysis allows for evaluation of several migration scenarios, and demonstrates that Chaco’s earliest ninth-century networks sh...
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2018
22
Aug

BLM Releases Draft Monument-Management Plans for Grand Staircase, Bears Ears

BLM Releases Draft Monument-Management Plans for Grand Staircase, Bears Ears Most of the lands removed from southern Utah’s Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument would be available to coal mining and oil or gas drilling under federal draft plans released Wednesday, putting nearly 700,000 ac...
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2018
01
Aug

Interior Rescinds Science Policy for National Parks

Interior Rescinds Science Policy for National Parks As deputy director of the National Park Service, Michael Reynolds played a key role in developing a sweeping new vision for managing national parks. The new policy, enacted in the final weeks of the Obama administration, elevated the role that sci...
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2018
02
Mar

Greater Bears Ears as Borderlands

Today’s post is by our friend and frequent contributor R. E. Burrillo, who co-edited, with Benjamin A. Bellorado, the new issue of Archaeology Southwest Magazine, “Sacred and Threatened: The Cultural Landscapes of Greater Bears Ears,” released today. R. E. Burrillo, SWCA Environmental Cons...
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2018
08
Jan

Some Monumental Issues

Bill Lipe, Professor Emeritus, Washington State University (January 8, 2018)—I’ve been involved with the archaeology of the Bears Ears area for more than 50 years, and I actively support President Obama’s use of the 1906 Antiquities Act to designate the Bears Ears National Monument. Media c...
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2017
08
Dec

Chaos and the Swamp—a perspective from an airplane

Bill Doelle, President & CEO (December 8, 2017)—The last few days have been more chaotic than most for me. On Monday, while I was flying east to Washington, DC, President Trump was making good on his promise to Utah Senator Orrin Hatch, (illegally) slashing more than 1.1 million acres fro...
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2017
06
Dec

BROAD COALITION SUES TO STOP TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S UNLAWFUL DISMEMBERMENT OF THE BEARS EARS NATIONAL MONUMENT

For Immediate Release December 6, 2017 CONTACTS: See list below Archaeology Southwest Stands with Coalition to Defend Bears Ears in Court (Washington, D.C.)–A broad coalition of Native American, conservation, and historic preservation organizations, outdoor industry, scientists, and ou...
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2017
04
Dec

Archaeology Southwest Prepared to Defend the Antiquities Act

(December 4, 2017)—Archaeology Southwest stands with sovereign tribal nations, local and national conservation organizations, and millions of other Americans in denouncing President Trump’s drastic dismantling of Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. ...
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2017
24
Aug

Archaeology Southwest’s Reaction to Zinke’s Announcement on Reviewed National Monuments

“Boundary adjustments” will eliminate key protections; national monuments must remain as designated Tucson, Ariz. (August 24, 2017)—In response to Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke’s announcement regarding his recommendations for 27 national monuments, including four in Arizona, Archae...
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2017
23
Aug

A Target, or a Shield?

Bill Doelle, President & CEO (August 23, 2017)—A giant target hovers over Bears Ears National Monument. And many are gathered to cast their darts. Some, with fierce intention, will aim at the bullseye, confident that piercing the smallest circle will eliminate the new national monument al...
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2017
04
Jun

The Antiquities Act Turns 111 - Celebrate by Protecting the Law

The Antiquities Act Turns 111 - Celebrate by Protecting the Law This Thursday, June 8, is an important day. It marks 111 years since President Theodore Roosevelt signed the Antiquities Act into law. We at Archaeology Southwest cannot overstate this law’s significance. Through this act, America ha...
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2017
04
Jun

Celebrate the 111th Anniversary of the Antiquities Act—By Defending It

Kate Sarther Gann, Communications Coordinator (June 4, 2017)—This Thursday, June 8, is an important day. It marks 111 years since President Theodore Roosevelt signed the Antiquities Act into law. We at Archaeology Southwest cannot overstate this law's significance. Through this act, America ...
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